This year the GWAEA Technology coaches have turned their focus toward developing coaching activities and learning opportunities for their respective staffs based off of data collected from the Clarity survey developed by BriteBytes. BrightBytes communicates information on an individual districts achievement with regards to technology in the form of the CASE score, standing for Classroom, Access, Skills and Environment. The technology coaches are centering their work this year around the Classroom component of the CASE score, specifically classroom behaviors that focus on teacher behaviors. Additionally, they will be developing a competency based model for teacher technology achievement that will lead to teacher confidence in the art of technology integration.
Additionally, the technology coaches will be developing coaching activities to use with their respective staffs and link that coaching activity to one of three different coaching models - cognitive coaching, peer coaching or instructional coaching. Finally the coaches will be developing a plan for implementation of their coaching activities and begin to develop tools for program evaluation with respect to technology coaching.